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The legal hub – Create the ideal state for your corporate legal team

Corporate legal teams are under constant pressure to deliver more value to their organisations. Growing demand and changing expectations from the business mean that legal departments are adapting to embrace innovation and requiring their network of external counsel to do the same. Generally, corporate legal teams are adopting new technologies and adapting to changing pressures […]

Russian sanctions against Ukraine: Ban on the import of certain commodities

A ban on the import into Russia of certain commodities, the country of origin of which is Ukraine or which move through the territory of Ukraine was introduced by the Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation dated 29 December 2018 No. 1716-83. The list of the commodities prohibited for import is provided in […]

Draft patent (amendment) rules, 2018 published for objections and suggestions

The Ministry of Commerce and Industry has published Draft Patent (Amendment) Rules, 2018 (Draft Rules) for objections and suggestions. The key highlights of the Draft Rules are broadly set out below: International Applications: Patent agents will be required to file all documents, including scanned copies of documents, only by electronic transmission at the time of […]

Amendment to S. 197 of companies act, 2013 notified: Government approval no longer required for enhancement of managerial remuneration

In a long awaited move, the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) has notified the provisions of the Companies (Amendment) Act, 2017 (CA Amendment Act), relating to managerial remuneration, which are now in force with effect from 12 September 2018. By way of a notification, the amendments to Section 197 and Schedule V of the Companies […]

Drone usage and the law

By Jane Weaver, Martin McKeague It is likely that, in the run-up to this Christmas, perhaps more online shopping will have been done than at any time ever before. Amid news stories about traffic congestion being caused by the growing numbers of delivery vans on our roads, and as technological innovations develop apace, retailers may be increasingly […]

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Wragge set for key role in driverless cars initiative

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co’s automotive team will play a significant role in a twin-city consortium appointed by public body Innovate UK on a driverless cars initiative. The consortium, UK Autodrive, is a made up of local authorities, technology and automotive businesses and academic institutions. Together, they won the UK government’s £10m ‘Introducing Driverless Cars’ […]

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Former Linklaters corporate chief Jeremy Parr to become Jardine Matheson GC

Linklaters’ former global corporate head Jeremy Parr is to become general counsel at trading company Jardine Matheson Holdings, replacing outgoing Giles White who is to retire at the end of July 2015. White has been at the Hong Kong-headquartered company since he replaced retiring Jonathan Gould in 2009, and was previously Asia managing partner for […]

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Wiltons, SW1 – history on a plate

It’s been there since 1742, according to the doormat. Bang in the heart of hunting-shooting-fishing-land, you can stock up on all your country needs before you come here and eat something that someone else has had the decency to shoot for you. Wanting, nay needing to avoid anything remotely festive, when Wiltons pinged up on […]

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Clifford Chance, Freshfields and Norton Rose Fulbright on call for £12.5bn BT EE acquisition

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is leading negotiations for BT on a £12.5bn deal to acquire telecoms operator EE, whose joint owners Orange and Deutsche Telekom are being represented by Norton Rose Fulbright and Clifford Chance. Freshfields M&A partner Ben Spiers, corporate TMT partner Natasha Good and antitrust head Rod Carlton are advising BT on the deal. […]

Conyers advises Dong Fang Container Finance II (SPV) on $159m notes offering

Conyers Dill & Pearman has advised Dong Fang Container Finance II (SPV) Ltd, a BVI restricted-purposes company, on its $159m (£101.5m) series 2014-1 asset backed notes offering. Conyers previously advised Dong Fang on a $200m series 2013-1 asset-backed notes offering, which won Marine Money’s 2013 Securitisation of the Year. The Conyers team was made up of […]

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